Shooting Reportedly Leaves Three Dead At Old Bridge Supermarket

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Adelle Platon / August 31, 2012

A shooting that took place inside an Old Bridge, New Jersey Pathmark reportedly left three, including the gunman, dead early Friday morning.

While the story is still developing, CBS reports:

“Police said they got a 911 call around 4:30 a.m. about shots fired inside a Pathmark supermarket on Route 9.

According to store employees, a gunman walked in with a shotgun and started shooting, 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reported. Two employees were shot and killed before the suspect turned the gun on himself, witnesses said.

Police have sealed off the entire area. The case has been handed over to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Employees said there were about a dozen workers inside the store when the shooting happened. They said the store opens early to employees on Fridays so workers can do price changes, Sandberg reported.

The store was scheduled to open at 6 a.m.

Some of the supermarket’s employees were brought to a nearby T.G.I. Friday’s restaurant where they are talking with police, WCBS 880′s Jim Smith reported.

The nearby New Jersey TRANSIT park-and-ride station has been closed due to police activity.”

Our prayers go out to the victims and their families.